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Welcome to Chats from the Blog Cabin where you can listen on chats with some interesting people straight from the Blog cabin. Listen to people as they chat about their lives with host Melissa Vera

Chats from the Blog Cabin MELISSA VERA

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Welcome to Chats from the Blog Cabin where you can listen on chats with some interesting people straight from the Blog cabin. Listen to people as they chat about their lives with host Melissa Vera

    290: Chatting about Surviving Childhood Abuse with Steve Simpson

    290: Chatting about Surviving Childhood Abuse with Steve Simpson

    Listen in as I chat with Steve about his childhood in an entertaining way about how he survived dysfunction and abuse in his home and offer life-saving information and hope for young people today to survive and be happy.

    Suicide Prevention Hotline Call or Text 988

    Helpful Links 


    Instagram: @authorstevesimpson
    Facebook: @authorstevesimpson
    His Website www.PowerPublishingCorp.com

    If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night, or chat online. Crisis Text Line also provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they dial 741741.


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    • 51 min
    289: Chatting about the Umbrella Effect with Dr. Jen Forristal

    289: Chatting about the Umbrella Effect with Dr. Jen Forristal

    Instruct your child to thrive in life's various situations. Life is rarely sunny. As parents, we spend a lot of our time awaiting the storm clouds to disperse because we're unsure how our children are going to weather them, helping them remain prepared for any potential difficulties. Instead of focusing all your attention on raising your child to be the person you hope they can be, be the person you want them to become.

    In this chat about her new book, The Umbrella Effect, Dr. Jen Forristal explains step-by-step what kids really need as they learn to navigate the ups and downs of life. Discover how to cut through the noise and focus on the big picture of your child's well-being, keep a pulse on how they're doing, and evaluate their coping skills through each stage of their childhood.

    Through casual conversation starters, research-based principles, and easy parenting shifts, you'll get a clear picture of where your kids are thriving an what they need next. Invest in their future happiness today and help them develop the skills they need to weather any storm.

    Helpful Links: 


    Grab the Umbrella Effect https://amzn.to/3XIFYfG
    Website umbrellaproject.co
    Book Page of Website https://umbrellaproject.co/the-umbrella-effect-book/
    Link to the Umbrella Assessment: https://umbrellaproject.co/testyourumbrella/
    Link to our instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/umbrellapjct/ or @umbrellapjct


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    • 37 min
    288: When Life Gives You Lemons, Write a Book with Melissa Collins Harrell

    288: When Life Gives You Lemons, Write a Book with Melissa Collins Harrell

    Listen in to this chat with Melissa Harrell. When life gave Melissa Harrell lemons used her counseling skills to make lemonade. Effective, informative, and inspiring, Common Threads illuminates the influence of stress and mental illness on the affected parties and their families as they struggle to heal. From an early age, Melissa Harrell was familiar with the implications of mental illness on a family, particularly youngsters. Although she knew her parents loved her, she was forced into the role of caregiver during her childhood due to her age, and she responded by turning to dance, faith, and a strong inner core as a basis for healing. Melissa eventually began a successful career in counseling as well as health. But she encountered another series of traumatic episodes. From her moving, first-person narrative, she provides her resilience and strength and a positive approach to everyday life. This book contributes to helping professionals and those contending with trauma. 

    Her website https://rccforyou.com/

    Unearth hope https://unearthhope.org/

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melissacollinsharrellauthor/

    Grab Elizabeth and Stella Meet ZOE https://amzn.to/3EQKgtO

    Grab Common Threads https://amzn.to/3XmgmF7


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    • 59 min
    287: Chatting about How It is Okay to ask for Help!!

    287: Chatting about How It is Okay to ask for Help!!

    It can be tough to admit that we need help. We may feel like we are supposed to have all the answers or that asking for help is a sign of weakness. But the truth is, everyone needs help sometimes. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength. It shows that we are willing to do what it takes to achieve our goals.
    So if you find yourself stuck, don't be afraid to ask for help.

    I know it is hard but ASK!!

    Here are the links I mentioned in the Podcast

    Help is Here by Max Lucado - https://amzn.to/3E8nUTf

    My Encounter at the Park https://adventuresfrugalmom.com/happenings-in-the-park/

    Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study- https://proverbs31.org/study/online-bible-studies

    Hidden Manna https://amzn.to/3Tzfaet


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    • 28 min
    286: Chatting about the Mental Health of Our Children with Casie Fariello From Other Parents Like Me

    286: Chatting about the Mental Health of Our Children with Casie Fariello From Other Parents Like Me

    Today, we are amid a global mental health epidemic, and the data is staggering. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-341, overdose deaths have increased 500% among ages 15-24 since 19992, and over 17 million kids age 3-17 have a diagnosable mental health disorder3.   Parents and Friends Liz Reitman and Casie Fariello have been in the same predicament as many others; they needed help from others who might be in the same position as their families but did not have an outlet to turn to. From depression to drug use, fighting to interpersonal struggles, together they launch OTHER PARENTS LIKE ME (OPLM), an online peer support community designed for caregivers of those struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues to address.  

    For additional information visit: 

    https://oplm.com/ or https://ifundwomen.com/projects/other-parents-me. 

    https://www.facebook.com/other.parents.like.me 

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/other-parents-like-me/

     https://www.instagram.com/other.parents.like.me/ 

    Website: oplm.com


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    • 46 min
    285: Chatting about The Vibrant Years with Sonali Dev

    285: Chatting about The Vibrant Years with Sonali Dev

    Mindy Kaling is launching her new publishing imprint, Mindy’s Book Studio, with THE VIBRANT YEARS (December 1, 2022), from USA Today bestselling author Sonali Dev. Taking readers into the everyday world of Indian American women, Dev taps her trademark wit and storytelling magic while exploring deeper questions about women’s self-reliance and the fight for empowerment by underrepresented, often unheard voices.

    Centered on three generations of unconventional and ambitious women, the novel sets them on an intertwined journey of self-discovery as they hilariously embrace their missteps, impulsive decisions, and cringe-worthy dates and learn to live on their own terms. Kirkus Reviews called the book, A cozy cup of chai for the soul.”

    Grab The Vibrant Years https://amzn.to/3sK04I4

    Check out her website sonalidev.com

    Find all of her books https://amzn.to/3gQIAa8

    Join her Facebook Reader's group https://www.facebook.com/groups/349032945534656


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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

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Very casual and fun interviews that tell powerful messages on ways to help others and your community! Detailed and intriguing. Really enjoyed the episode with Sandra! Fantastic show that’s not too long and easy to listen to. Looking forward to more!

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